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Cypselus melba
Swift Swift, n. 1. The current of a stream. [R.] --Walton. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small, long-winged, insectivorous birds of the family Micropodid[ae]. In form and habits the swifts resemble swallows, but they are destitute of complex vocal muscles and are not singing birds, but belong to a widely different group allied to the humming birds. Note: The common European swift (Cypselus, or Micropus, apus) nests in church steeples and under the tiles of roofs, and is noted for its rapid flight and shrill screams. It is called also black martin, black swift, hawk swallow, devil bird, swingdevil, screech martin, and shreik owl. The common American, or chimney, swift (Ch[ae]tura pelagica) has sharp rigid tips to the tail feathers. It attaches its nest to the inner walls of chimneys, and is called also chimney swallow. The Australian swift (Ch[ae]tura caudacuta) also has sharp naked tips to the tail quills. The European Alpine swift (Cypselus melba) is whitish beneath, with a white band across the breast. The common Indian swift is Cypselus affinis. See also Palm swift, under Palm, and Tree swift, under Tree. 3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of lizards, as the pine lizard. 4. (Zo["o]l.) The ghost moth. See under Ghost. 5. [Cf. Swivel.] A reel, or turning instrument, for winding yarn, thread, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural. 6. The main card cylinder of a flax-carding machine.

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- Melba may refer to: Dame Nellie Melba (1861–1931), Australian soprano opera singer Melba (film), a 1953 musical biopic drama film about Nellie Melba Melba...
- Dame Nellie Melba GBE (born Helen Porter Mitc****; 19 May 1861 – 23 February 1931) was an Australian operatic soprano. She became one of the most famous...
- Beatrice Melba Hill or Beatrice Melba Smith (sources differ) (born October 29, 1945),[citation needed] known by her stage name Melba Moore, is an American...
- Peach Melba (French: pêche Melba, pronounced [pɛʃ mɛl.ba]) is a dessert of peaches and raspberry sauce with vanilla ice cream. It was invented in 1892...
- Melba Joy Pattillo Beals (born December 7, 1941) is an American journalist and educator who was a member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American...
- Melba toast is a dry, crisp and thinly sliced toast, often served with soup and salad or topped with either melted cheese or pâté. It is named after Dame...
- Melba Hernández Rodríguez del Rey (28 July 1921 – 9 March 2014) was a Cuban politician and diplomat. She served as the Cuban Amb****ador to Vietnam and...
- Melba Doretta Liston (January 13, 1926 – April 23, 1999) was an American jazz trombonist, arranger, and composer. Other than those playing in all-female...
- Paul Melba (born Francis Staunton; 1936 – 11 August 2020) was an English comedian and impressionist, perhaps best known as a star of the ITV impressions...
- Melba Montgomery (born October 14, 1938) is an American country music singer. She is best known for her duet recordings in the 1960s with country music...
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